Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
I am not normally one to wish away the summer but something about this year had me putting up fall décor on September 1st. The PSL is back at Starbucks and that's good enough for me.
I am always looking for an excuse to revaluate how my goals and habits are doing (a new moon, a full moon, a new week, a new month, anything will do). I find the more I check in, the more consistent I am.
September for a lot of people is that chance to reset. The kids go back to school, there is less random vacationing, and typically less excess consuming. I find at all of the gyms I've worked at, the September boom is becoming more popular than the resolution-er boom in January and I think it's awesome! As you make new routines for the whole family, it's easier to incorporate new routines for your health and fitness as well.
Maybe this is the time you start meal prepping for yourself AND school lunches (two birds, amiright?). Now that the kids are officially out of the house for 6 hours you will head to the gym after drop-off instead of straight home. Fall/Winter Sports are about to start, maybe you join a league of your own to keep active this year. Suffice to say, the change in season makes this is a perfect time of year to make changes that stick.
You may know that meal prepping for me is a staple and the change in season means new and old recipes are surfacing and I am reinvigorated by all of the farm fresh veggies around but what is fall without everything Pumpkin Spice flavoured?
So first I made the softest and fluffiest muffins to exist, then I made these amazing oat bars (chocolate chips and pumpkin? Yes, please). But my new recipe that I wanted to share with all of you was my Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats. You've probably all tried the overnight oat train a few times and I know I've had mixed results. Some recipes are to die for and some are just bland. I promise you this one is the opposite of bland! I make a few of these and pack them in my lunch for early mornings at the gym.
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Makes 3 Servings
3/4 cup Quick Oats
2 scoops Protein Powder of choice*
3/4 cup Almond Milk
1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Maple Syrup (or to taste)
2 tbsp walnuts or pecans, optional
Mix all ingredients until nuts into one bowl.** Stir to combine.
Divide into 3 sealable containers (I use mason jars).
Place nuts on top of the mixture.
Refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning or whenever you need a snack.
*I use an unflavoured protein powder but using chocolate or vanilla would also work and add a delicious flavour to the oats.
** If you plan on heating up the oats to eat them, add the protein powder after you've heated it because it can become hard in the heating process. If you are planning on eating the oats cold, you can put the powder in the night before.
These are an easy fall treat that keeps me full all morning. Let me know if you enjoyed it!